Samuel Bourdin & Fernando Delgado. Foreword by Luc Sante, Essay by Michel Guerrin. Photographs by Guy Bourdin.
Boston. Bulfinch Press. 2001. First US edition. Hardback, dust jacket. Unpaginated [c. 200 pages]. 81 four-colour and 19 duotone photographs. 375 x 290mm (14¾ x 11½"). 2.5kg. 082122669x. English. Fine; as new.
'Published under the guidance of Bourdin's son, Samuel Bourdin, and creative director Fernando Delgado, Exhibit A presents for the first time a comprehensive look at the range and depth of Bourdin's photographic work, from the mid-1950s until his death in 1991. The 100 images selected represent the highlights of his career - including his work for French Vogueand his revolutionary advertising campaign for Charles Jourdan shoes. Bourdin is featured and canonized in every history of commercial photography for a style described by one historian as the 'look of an era, glamorous, hard-edged... rich with implied narratives and strong, erotic undercurrents.'. Exhibit A: Guy Bourdin is a landmark volume; these compelling images are as provocative today as they were over two decades ago. They are as shockingly and exquisitely executed as anything seen since in the worlds of advertising, fashion and design.' (from the blurb).